Established in 2000, The Alabama Community College Leadership Academy provides a year-long leadership development program for administrators and faculty members desiring to prepare themselves to take advantage of future senior-level management opportunities in two-year colleges. The Academy activities begin with a four-day workshop in residence followed by four day and a half seminars, which meet on Thursdays and Fridays at host campuses during the year. Participants explore solutions to real world problems faced by college administrators. The Academy features a variety of lectures, seminars, and workshops, and centers on six curricular themes.
• Foundations of Leadership
• Policy and Governance
• Administration and Finance
• Teaching and Learning
• Student Services and Development
• Leadership for Change
As part of the seminars, Academy participants learn from nationally recognized community college educational leaders, University of Alabama faculty and administrators, as well as experts in the State of Alabama. The Academy includes local site visits, and participants have opportunities to interact with Alabama community college presidents, state leaders, and members of the Alabama Community College System.